Camille
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The essence of Alexandre Dumas' lush romantic tragedy has never been as beautifully or faithfully captured as it is in this gorgeous MGM version that stars the extraordinary Greta Garbo in her finest hour as the doomed French kept woman who falls in love with a dashing young soldier. To be with him, she leaves the married baron who has supported her for many years, a fact she neglects to tell her new beau. The depth of her love for this man surprises her, for in the past the love of money overshadowed her more human qualities. Unfortunately, the youth's father knows about her past and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"Miss Garbo has interpreted Marguerite Gautier with the subtlety that has earned for her the title, 'first lady of the screen.'"
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Garbo gives her most accomplished and touching performance in Cukor's 1937 version of Camille; Robert Taylor is good too as her younger lover."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The great Garbo at her radiant peak, and certainly among the top five most romantic movies ever made."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Garbo seems to be dying of an unspecified movie disease where star power is more apparent than actual illness. Issues of plausibility do not, however, get in the way of the snappy dialogue, which is a big surprise for such a standard melodrama."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"Dreadfully boring romance 'classic' has Garbo as a 1847's French courtesan, trapped in a loveless relationship with a rich man while forsaking her younger, hotter lover."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Camille (1936) is one of the most romantically-atmospheric films ever made and a classic, well-known melodramatic love/tragedy"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"The first half is a bit slow and occasionally corny, but the second half, where Marguerite finds herself forced to make decisions instead of coyly putting them off, really picks up."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Solid, stolid, and not much fun. There are better Garbo films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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